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Bishop Public School

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Posted yesterday

Best school out of the past 3 states and duty stations. I couldn't begin to say enough positive things about Bishop and its amazing staff so I will just thank them. Thank you Bishop!!! The Dens/Jannise family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

Love this school! My grandchildren go to Bishop. They have a great staff, teachers, and administration who do their best each day to provide a quality education for each student. Bishop is great in the technology department but of course can always use additional funds to help update with all the changing technology today! I am so grateful for this school!


Posted August 22, 2013

My son went to this school (preK) . One day I got phone call because his classmate hit my son. And he can not back to class room. Why? He didn't do anything. I don't understand. And next year, we registrar for kindergarten. But, they said We are full so we can't accept. I think they choose students. If got trouble , can't go again. I'm so sad. My son got many friends and he really likes this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

Whoever says the principal doesn't care must have a child that got in trouble and doesn't want their child to have to accept responsibility. This is the best any of my kids have ever gone to. The principal is completely involved and loves the kids. There is a long waiting list for outside areas to get in this school. The curriculum is above and beyond lps and most teachers at the junior high love having the bishop children because they are above not below standard. So I ask you to look at yourself and the expectations you set for your own child before putting the blame elsewhere. This is an exceptional school. I only wished it went through high school. For wanting nothing more than money this school spends more money on the students and technology for the students and teachers than even more high schools have. I consider it an honor that my kids got to go here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2012

My grandchildren go to this school. Everyone that works there has their children going to school there. They are prejudiced. The principal does not care, the only thing he cares about is the money the school gets if they have a lot of students. The students there are known for bullying and the school does nothing about it. The teachers and prinicpal are biased how they treat girls different from boys even if the girl does the name calling and hits the boy. I do agree the curriculum is much better than Lawton Public Schools, but I still would not send my children to Bishop.


Posted July 29, 2011

Bishop School takes great pride in its students. Yes we do use everyday mathematics which if the parent would do any research would know that it is a top of the line mathematical program. Our students are taught Science and Social Studies. If you have a problem with our curriculm mabe you should look at the state curriculm and start there!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 10, 2011

THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST SCHOOL MY TWO SONS HAVE EVER ATTENDED. THE TEACHERS ARE HAPPY TO BE THERE AND TRY TO GET THE BEST OUT OF EACH INDIVIDUAL. THE PRINCIPAL, MR. HAMPTON, IS ONE OF THE MOST CARING PEOPLE IN THAT SCHOOL HIMSELF. MY KIDS HAVE LOVED IT THERE AND WILL ALWAYS TREASURE THEIR TIME AT BISHOP. WE WILL MISS THEM BECAUSE THEY WERE OUR FAMILY.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2011

Be aware. This school is based on who you know. Most everyone is related to everyone. If you have a problem the principle could care less. He is only there for a paycheck he could care less about the kids. They challenge in the kids however only in reading and math so when they get to middle school they are behind in history and science. Classes are overbooked because they allow anyone from outside the district and in turn our kids suffer. Its all about the money he can collect from the state. Awards forget it, unless you are a teacher there your kids don't qualify for anything, but if you are a teacher your child will get everything under the sun. Goes back to who you know. Very poor school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2010

Do not be fooled by appearances. The reason this school has great test scores is because all they do is teach the kids how to test for OCCT. The principal is obsessed with state testing ( hmm I wonder why?) They teach very little science. And the little bit of math they do outside of state testing preparation, is Everyday Mathematics. These kids are taught to answer multiple choice questions, not to think critically. The quality of education is mediocre at best. There is a disconnect regarding communication between the office staff, faculty, and parents. No one knows what's going on and there is almost no communication with parents. This school is great for a parent that isn't too picky about their child's education. It's the best public school that Lawton has to offer- which, isn't saying much. If you seek accountability, you'll have to pay for it in this town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2010

My boys have gone to Bishop since Pre-K and will be entering 1st grade this year. The support system from this school is amazing! Teachers and office staff are wonderful and know you by name!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2010

Do not ever dissagree with the principle on a matter involving your student. You will get no where and you will quickly learn that the support you may have gotten from thier teacher will qiuckly change to his perspective. Also, you'll notice each school year Bishop gets several new teachers. They are all good, but why don't they stay?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2010

We moved here from Texas because my husband was transferred. We were fortunate to find a rental in this district. Our daughter is gifted and talented. This school has actually accelerated her curriculum to her level! She is finally being challenged and the results have been phenomenal. She actually WANTS to go to school now! I am very impressed with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2009

We have been part of this school for a year now. We aboslutely love it and so does the kids. The teachers and the principal are one of a kind and really are there for the students. Will not move until they can not longer attend there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

We absolutely love this school! There are great incentives for academic achievements. The staff is truly dedicated to the students and families. We will truly miss Bishop
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

This school is far the best school my kids have ever attended. The District Supervisor and School Principal and his staff are good representatives of the education system..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2008

My child has flourished here, when we moved here from Texas, my child went to another school and the school treated me and my children badly, I moved to this school district and although I wanted to keep my child at the present school I checked out this school with some reservations. The superindant stopped his meeting to give me his own personal tour of this school. He gave me hope again that my child could love school again, my child was making D's at the other and now he is making A's & B's and loves to get up again in the morning to go to school. They encourage childrent in reading and mathematics and go the extra mile. THANK YOU BISHOP teachers and all the staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2006

Bishop elementary school is a great school. Teachers care for theit students and are willing to go the extra step to ensure your childs education. The administration works especially hard to enroll children out of district. Facilities are clean and well kept and the atmosphere to learn is by far the best in Lawton.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2006

I think that bishop is one of the better lawton schools. They were very willing to work with our children. Their program was based on the childs ability so if your child accelerates they develop a more advanced source of learning
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2005

I absolutly love Bishop! This is the best school my children have gone to (and we have gone to plenty). The staff is very caring and attentive to the children's needs, and the parents needs. I wish they could build on even more and add a Junior and High School just so my children would still have the same Principal. He does an awesome job and he takes great pride in his school,staff,and study body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2005

This was without a doubt the best school my son had attended. I know being a military wife! We move often. They had the best teachers I have ever encountered. The level of caring for each of its students is remarkable! The extracurricular activities and academic programs are beyond what any parent can or could expect! If I have had a choice, he would have graduated there! I wish more schools were like Bishop! And it is funny I almost chose not to send him there at first. I am forever greatful for the experiences we had there. And you will never be forgotten. The Laub Family
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 77% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 39% 54%
Black 23% 10%
Hispanic 22% 13%
Two or more races 10% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2204 SW Bishop Rd
Lawton, OK 73505
Phone: (580) 353-4870

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